Ekte Nordic Kitchen

4.4
438 reviews
£26 to £40
Nordic
Ekte, meaning genuine or real in Norwegian, offers a varied Nordic menu, overseen by Swedish-born Head Chef Robin Freeman.
The Scandinavian-influenced restaurant is open seven days a week in the heart of City of London by Bloomberg Arcade, with changing menus from lunch, dinner and weekends Brunch.

Ekte strives to be sensitive to the environment and to create minimal waste by acting responsibly with its carefully sourced recyclable, bio-degradable and reusable packaging for its takeaway, food and drink service.

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Experiences

  • 3 Course Nordic Set Menu + G&T

    £25.00 per person

    Apr 12 - Sep 4, 2021

    Enjoy our 3 Course Nordic Menu + G&T offer Monday-Saturday from 11:30am until close. Code App doesn't apply for this menu.
  • Weekend Nordic Bottomless Brunch

    £45.00 per person

    Apr 12 - Sep 5, 2021

    Every Saturday from 11:30-3pm, enjoy a Nordic 3 course set menu and 2 hours of bottomless booze at Ekte Nordic Kitchen. Ideally situated along the glossy Bloomberg Arcade, Ekte is the perfect city spot for all-day dining, either inside the open-plan restaurant or outside on the garden-themed terrace (foliage galore!) Weekend Bottomless Menu includes 3 course set menu + 2 hours of bottomless booze for: Prosecco | £45 Champagne Deutz | £65 Please note, diners can enjoy a 3 course Nordic set menu without bottomless booze for £25pp.
  • London Restaurant Festival 3 Course Nordic Menu

    £25.00 per person

    Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2021

    Enjoy a 3-course Nordic set menu for £25pp, including a starter, main course, a pudding and a Nordic-inspired G&T upon arrival. Min covers (per booking): 1 Max Covers (per booking): 6 if inside / 12 outside
  • Weekend Crayfish Menu (+ optional bottomless fizz)

    £35.00 per person

    Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2021

    Join us at Ekte Nordic Kitchen and tuck into our Crayfish Party Menu (with optional bottomless fizz every weekend!) The Crayfish Party is an occasion for everyone to enjoy in the Nordic regions. We're serving our Crayfish Party Menu from Sunday 1st of August until the end of the month. Ekte Crayfish Party Menu - Crayfish with 2 different sauces (lemon mayonnaise & aioli) - Vasterbotten pie (V) - Salad - Mixed breadbasket, rye bread, sourdough & crispy Nordic bread - Vanilla ice cream with strawberries Crayfish Party Menu only | £35pp Crayfish Party Menu with 2 hours of bottomless Prosecco | £45 Crayfish Party Menu with 2 hours of bottomless Champagne | £65 (Just a heads up - the bottomless fizz is served from 11:30am-3pm!)
  • Crayfish Party Menu at Ekte Nordic Kitchen

    £35.00 per person

    Aug 1 - Aug 31, 2021

    Join us at Ekte Nordic Kitchen for a summertime celebration and tuck into our Crayfish Party Menu for £35pp! Crayfish have been eaten in Sweden since the 1500s and for a long while, only the aristocracy enjoyed these delicacies. Today, the Crayfish Party is an occasion for all in the Nordic regions. We're serving our Crayfish Party Menu from Sunday 1st of August until the end of the month. Weekday Ekte Crayfish Party Menu: - Crayfish with 2 different sauces (lemon mayonnaise & aioli) - Vasterbotten pie (V) - Salad - Mixed breadbasket, rye bread, sourdough & crispy Nordic bread - Vanilla ice cream with strawberries Served Tuesday-Friday from 11:30am until last orders. MINIMUM NUMBER OF 6 PER GROUP DURING WEEKDAYS.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 438 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was friendly and efficient as well as being unobtrusive. The food menu was limited if you wanted a small veggie meal. The food itself was good and well presented if slightly pricey for some items.
The inside of the restaurant ( we sat outside) was really tatty and the toilets weren’t clean and are in serious need of refurbishment - given they’ve been closed for months, couldn’t this have been done in preparation for reopening, it would make such a difference.

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Lucy
Brighton
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved everything about Ekte. The food was beautiful - simple and damn good, with a true sense of Scandinavian cuisine - and the service was exceptional (especially Joe). Really good value for money. We’ll be back again for the bottomless crayfish brunch, no question

Ekte Nordic Kitchen
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Lucy, We’re so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us! We will pass on your great feedback to Joe and we look forward to welcoming you back for brunch in the near future! All the best, The Ekte team

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JakeLondon
London
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff.

Ekte Nordic Kitchen
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Jake, Thanks for the great feedback! Our team do their best to provide the best service and we are glad that was reflected during your visit. We hope to welcome you back soon! All the best, The Ekte Team

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BethanS
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice covered outdoor seating area. Interesting choice of food and tasty (if quite a small choice). Friendly and efficient service. Would happily go again.

Ekte Nordic Kitchen
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Bethan, Thanks for taking the time to post a review of your experience here at Ekte! We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. All the best, The Ekte Team

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Munchtastic
London
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Top quality.

Ekte Nordic Kitchen
Responded a day ago

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to share a review of your experience at Ekte. We’re so glad you enjoyed your meal and the quality of our food. Do visit again soon! All the best, The Ekte Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

My husband and I went to Ekte on the London restaurant festival experience. Although the food was lovely and the staff where very nice and polite we got served our 3 course menu in 45 minutes! As we placed our order one member of staff left our table and our started where served by a server at the same moment! We hadn’t even got our drinks yet. Plates where cleared as I still had food in my mouth and the next course was served within 5 minutes! We go out to restaurants a lot and this was very unpleasant as we felt rushed and couldn’t enjoy our evening out. I don’t think I would go back again as I felt like they just wanted to get rid of us.

Ekte Nordic Kitchen
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hello there, Thank you for taking the time to share a review about your experience at Ekte. I am so sorry to hear you felt your visit with us was rushed - the last thing we want is for our guests to feel this way. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to explore your visit in greater detail so we can better understand what went wrong and do our very best to make things better. If possible, are you able to please email alex@jessen.co.uk. Wishing you a great day, The Ekte team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Service took hours, food was average, they messed up bringing the courses (mains and starters came together, sides 20 min later), drinks overpriced

Ekte Nordic Kitchen
Responded on 21 July 2021

Dear guest, I'm really sorry to hear about your experience with us on your last visit. I would like to hear more from you to work on this and correct any problems with management and team, as also invite you back to the venue with a special offer, and hopefully this time have the best experience with us. Could you please send us an email to welcome@ektelondon.co.uk with your details so we can sort out and speak directly about it? Thank you Fernanda Vargas Restaurant Manager

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great!

Ekte Nordic Kitchen
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hi there, We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed both our offering of food and the service. Our team do a smashing job ensuring our guests are happy ones! Wishing you all the best and hope to see you again soon, The Ekte team!

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alex
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ekte is one of my favourite restaurants in the entire city! Before I visited, I had never tried much Nordic food and now I would say it's one of my favourite cuisines. Ekte's offering is all very light, fresh, full of flavour and not heavy at all. The set menu offer is great at £25 per person, but I went for the a la carte menu. The team were amazing and offered us a selection of smorrebrod (Danish open sandwiches on rye bread) chosen by the chef as we couldn't choose. They were perfect bite-sized pieces - my favourite was the chicken and tarragon. We also had crispy prawns with a lemon mayo. For main, I had the kroppkakor (swedish dumplings) which were stuffed with peas, mint and goats cheese and were absolutely delicious.

My friend was also a vegan and they had so many delicious options I would have happily had myself :)

I can't wait to come back here!!!

Ekte Nordic Kitchen
Responded on 19 July 2021

Hi Alex, Thank you for your review - We're so happy you enjoyed your time at Ekte and our offering of Scandi-inspired dishes! Our Swedish dumplings are one of our favourite dishes too and we are always happy when they make an appearance during the spring/summer season! Our menus change with the seasons to make the most of produce, so the next time you visit there will be lots of new dishes to try. Once again, we're thrilled you enjoyed dining with us. Wishing you all the best, the Ekte team

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ElPni
Essex
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb - couldn’t fault it and the service was spot on. Would 100% recommend this restaurant to anyone. Authentic, tasty food!

Ekte Nordic Kitchen
Responded on 13 July 2021

Good afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to leave Ekte Nordic Kitchen such a shining five star review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit. Our team do a great job of ensuring our guests leave with a big smile on their faces! We hope to see you dining at Ekte Nordic Kitchen very soon for a bite to eat and tipple or two! Wishing you a great rest of your week, The Ekte team

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Matchstickwoman
London
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food, different from the usual City offerings.

Ekte Nordic Kitchen
Responded on 13 July 2021

Hello there, We're so happy you enjoyed our Scandi-inspired selection of dishes! Our favourite thing is when guests appreciate our Nordic menus and take a little bit of Ekte away with them! We hope to see you again very soon - have a wonderful rest of your week. All the best, the Ekte Team

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SuzanneG
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside but undercover of the arcade - blankets at the table - usual great food, would recommend

Ekte Nordic Kitchen
Responded on 8 July 2021

Hi Suzanne, Many thanks for the lovely review! Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to welcome you back very soon. All the best, The Ekte Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, price reasonable, ambience and service lovely. Would highly recommend!

Ekte Nordic Kitchen
Responded on 8 July 2021

Hi there, Thank you for leaving Ekte such a fantastic review - we are so happy when our guests leave with a smile on their face! We hope to see you wining and dining at Ekte Nordic Kitchen very soon! All the best, the Ekte team.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Excellent food, fabulous and friebdly staff but let down by the couple at the next table chain smoking thir way through the whole evening and it blowing in our faces. Why on earth do you let people smoke at a restaurant is beyond me. Will not return unless you change the policy.

Ekte Nordic Kitchen
Responded on 8 July 2021

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review about our Nordic dishes and friendly team. However, we're so sorry to hear that your experience on the terrace was let down by heavy smokers. Whilst we're unable to predict which of our guests will be smokers, should this happen again please mention to our team and we shall relocate you somewhere where you feel more comfortable. Again, we must apologise on behalf on the guests beside you and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipLtsp
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails

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SusanneM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food and good ambiance, but music rather loud for a Friday afternoon

Ekte Nordic Kitchen
Responded on 8 July 2021

Hi Susanne, Thank you for leaving us such a positive review. I will make sure to mention to a member of our team that they will need to monitor the volume of music to ensure the happiness of our guests is maintained. We hope to see you again very, very soon! Have a great day! The Ekte team

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Will
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food from the set menu, friendly staff and a really cosy vibe!

Ekte Nordic Kitchen
Responded on 28 June 2021

Hi Will - thank you for your review! We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us positive feedback. We're thrilled you enjoyed our Set Menu offering of Nordic dishes and the experience of dining at Ekte Nordic Kitchen. We hope to see you again very soon!

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary, the food was delicious and the service absolutely first class, really friendly and went out of their way to make our day extra special! Highly recommended.

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Manuela
London
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable very unlike London. Everyone was very friendly and attentive. For example I am having a hard time when there is loud background noise and they offered to put the music down. At intervals our waiter checked in and refilled our free water and there was a very good time between the different courses.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our bottom-less brunch at Ekte was superb. Our waiter was amazing and made our experience much more enjoyable. He attended to our every need and was constantly topping up our glasses. Extremely friendly and welcoming.
The food was delicious and we’re good portion sizes.
A 2 hour brunch turned into a whole evening as we were enjoying ourselves so much. Our waiter kindly moved us to another part of the restaurant where we could continue our chat.
Would definitely return and recommend.

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LisaJ
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent a really relaxing Friday afternoon here sitting outside. Food was great - we sampled most of the open sandwiches which were amazing. Particularly faves were the curried herring, salmon and potato with smoked mayo. Wonderful. Do try the gins as well. Cannot wait until next time.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely steak

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vipNinaHuang
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant,definitely one of the best Nordic restaurant experiences I have had,lovely service from Pritam,special thanks for taking care of me:) Definitely will go back and recommend to friends!

Ekte Nordic Kitchen
Responded on 10 June 2021

Thank you so much for the lovely review, Nina! I will pass on to Pritam! We hope to see you again soon! Allan at EKTE

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SarahJ
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service from being greeted at the front to having drinks bought to our table was excellent. Thank you ensuring we had a great night. We will be back.

Ekte Nordic Kitchen
Responded on 10 June 2021

Hi Sarah! Thank you so much for the lovely review - we look forward to next hosting you! Allan at EKTE

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such fresh food really wholesome ingredients, The wine list was extensive and the service was prompt and friendly!

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Bexy
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and very friendly and professional service thank you we will be back

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vipgggg
London
37 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very well prepared and unusual options. We had various fish items and recommend the herrings. Everything was fresh and I would definitely eat there again.

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LenaN
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a nice time there having our dinner.. I am definitely coming back.. Thank you to the lovely staff there for GREAT service.

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Miuros
London
12 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really nice place. Simple and healthy dishes, discreet and professional service. Atmosphere is pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got a great night and a new favorite ice cream (cinnamon bun). Very attentive waiters and really good food. What more can you ask ?

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vipvegattack
London
49 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely little place. Staff very friendly. I think there was a new staff member who was a little over keen to get our order as soon as a menu was given. Experience will sort that out.

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DanielC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice service , the food was awesome and something different to try
Good experience overall highly recommend

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Hearty
London
12 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service, attentive, fun and helpful.
Fresh, delicious food served really well.
Good prices.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yummy food, nice drinks, smooth service and pleasant staff. Will definitely recommend it to my friends and come back!

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MARTING
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Table for four seated outside. Good size table under overhead heater. Efficient table service from beginning to end. Food was tasty and decent choices from the menu. A good experience and would definitely return.

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carlb
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

not really a place i would rush back to. I had the plaice in breadcrumbs with a curry sauce on the side - very mediocre, plaice was dry and sauce was just meh - my other guests , one had the meatballs which he thought was nothing special and the other had an open sandwich which she described as nice..... not exactly what you want to hear when the bill is £105 - we did have 2 bowls of the prawns which were enjoyable but not enough to rescue the meal.

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Clairec77
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing restaurant, wonderful staff, fabulous food and great atmosphere.

We had the steak, lobster and the open sandwhiches . Can’t recommend enough.

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Joseph
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service at this place was amazing - have to call out in particular Pritam and the team that put together our table.
Food was good, would definitely go here again - great place for team meal.

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MattG
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff and great food. We had a selection of small plates which were super tasty

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Tiff
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed Ekte. We sat by a lovely fire eating smoked salmon and drinking champagne. It could not get any better, lovely food, staff and environment. What I liked the most there were options if you were hungry or just wanted a small amount of food.

FAQs

Ekte Nordic Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo, Supper London and Uber Eats. Ekte Nordic Kitchen also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 3814 8330.

Ekte Nordic Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 438 OpenTable diners.

Ekte Nordic Kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://ektelondon.giftpro.co.uk/vouchers/ekte-welcome-back-voucher/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.